Nigeria's turbulent and hamstrung history has plenty to tell us about the current malaise. And, as says writer Maya Angelou, "If you don't know where you have come from, you don't know where you are going."
The new rules of the game for trade
When is an Ethiopian t-shirt an Ethiopian t-shirt? When it has at least 35% value added done in country before export. Still befuddled? Read on...
Reworking the rules of origin — the trade law term for this tricky negotiation — will be critical to the successful operation of Africa’s new free trade area, says UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi.
Particularly to avoid the problem of dumping — goods being made cheaply elsewhere and got rid of on the continent.
High-powered delegations will be jetting into Niamey, in Niger, for a 55-nation AU summit to flag off the operational beginnings of this new undertaking.